Monday, 30 August 2010

Simon Says - Show us your Layers - with Chipped Enamel

I have had SO much fun this afternoon, playing!  It's a sunny Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK but I am staying inside because I wanted to do my favourite Monday challenges!  Simon Says, week 4 - is to use Layers - think I may have managed that - and Linda's Studio L3 for the Compendium Challenge is from page 44, chipped enamel.

Also, I've been watching 'An American in Paris' on tv with all that gorgeous Gershwin music - so think I've gone a bit romantic!

Anyhow, here is my entry for both these challenges:

(I am writing this whilst the camera battery recharges so I can take the last pics and upload them....not to mention drink the cup of tea before it gets cold like the last one did!)


I took a large chipboard arch tag (I got mine from Paperartsy - it's about 5 by 7 inches at it's largest) painted it with Trad Tan paint, inked it with crushed olive and forest moss DI's  then took a piece of paper (old letters) tore the edges and added that, distressed with some old paper DI,
before using Tim's flourish mask (wild honey) ferro paste in golden orange (bit bright, that....) tissue tape, grungeboard flourish covered in wild honey DI and orange distress stickles, some idea-ology with the chipped enamel technique applied.  The portrait is a Hero stamp, under a Maya Road frame covered with 3 layers (gesso, gold viva paint and rock candy distress paint) stuck to a large Petaloo flower coloured with more DI's (bundled sage, crushed olive, forest moss).   The 'dream is a wish stamp' is by Wendy stamped on a scrap, inked and sprayed and mounted with 3d foam.












I have lost count of the number of layers, but  it's quite a few.... and I thnk I've just about run out of room, so guess that is the time to stop. Thanks SSSS and Studio L3, for two more FAB challenges. It's been a blast. Go check them out, they both have some incredible prizes on offer again.

25 comments:

downrightcrafty said...

wow love this and those threads are amazing, lots and lots and lots of layers there and some fab ideas
Hugs Kate xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Lots of layers there, gorgeous.

Jackie said...

A great tag, Helen. The layers really make it!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is lovely!! I like the orange edges!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

MarleneMAZ said...

Lovely tag!

Tracy Evans said...

Great tag and use of layers and I love that Hero image. Still got mine to do but been out all day today and ran out of energy LOL. Enjoy the rest of the evening. Tracy x

donna said...

Very lovely and romantic!

Kim said...

Great way to combine the challenges!!And I love the size of the tag!

Lori said...

Love it Helen, and yes, there's a lot of layers there, but they all look wonderful together! Thanks for joining the SSSS challenge!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Helen, this is stunning!!! What a gorgeous way to combine the two challenge. Your chipped enamel technique is perfect (love that flower!!!) and I love how you combined all these great elements into a lovely and cohesive work of art. Well done!

Jan said...

gorgeous tag!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Helen,
Thats some wonderful layers you have going on there! Awesome tag!

toni said...

Hi Helen, loved are the layers you chose they compliment each other beautifully.

Hels Sheridan said...

Ah you old romantic you! faby piece hun x

craftytrog said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Helen! Loving the layers!

Terry said...

This tag sure is fabulous! Love the layers!!

LynneForsythe said...

wonderful....WONDERFUL tag!!

thanks bunches for playin' along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

CuddlyBunny said...

Oh, so pretty! Love the mix of elements!

brenda said...

Beautiful work Helen, lots of lovely layers and texture.

B x

Sue said...

This is beatiful Helen, I love your swirl masking - like a fool I never thought to use mine with DI's, just those stooopid sprays that blob everywhere, so you have given mine a new lease of life :o) x

Pat said...

Your work is so good! I get inspired when I visit a blog like yours! Thanks for sharing.

All the work above is just great.
Hugs,
Pat

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Love all the collage elements---makes for a really special piece.

Shawn Caro said...

This is a wonderful tag--That little bit of orange on the edges really pops! The movie is wonderful also---havn't seen it in a long time. Thanks for sharing-Shawn

minnie_mac said...

Gorgeous piece.

Marilyn

Jennie said...

Great artwork! :))